Hello, hackers!

Welcome to the landing page for the Security Newbs, a community of cyber security pros, recruiters, and beginners. Our goal is to help novices on their paths from their first role in cyber security to becoming a pro.

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News

SecurityNewbs is excited to announce its first ever scholarship for six (6) vouchers towards the CompTIA Security+ Certification. This community has grown, and we have listened! We recognize that not having a certification represents a massive barrier to entry in the cyber security industry. As such, we are holding open applications from August 1st, 2022 00:00 PST – August 31th, 2022 23:59 PST.

The Scholarship Review Committee will start reviewing applications once the deadline passes. If you’ve won, SecurityNewbs will contact you via email between September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022.

Requirements:
  • Fill out application form (Google Doc)
  • No incomplete applications
  • Only one application per person
  • Must be over the age of 18


Disclaimer: Application does not guarantee acceptance.

Join our Discord here for more information.

Our Values

Community

Our community is inclusive, vibrant, engaged, and open. Anyone with interest in cyber security is welcome, whether brand new to the space or a seasoned professional.

Expertise

We want to provide services for the community that will enable them to get accurate, fast information regarding cyber security as well as their career path. We will help with everything from resume review to guidance for certifications.

Equity

Our community has a decided strategy to enhance equity in the domain of cyber security, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and bringing in both experts and newcomers from underrepresented groups.

Engagement

We offer our community materials, talks, and panels with experts for free and work with the community to become better.

Our Experts

Security Pros

Our global network of security pros has deep expertise in most areas of cyber security, including network and infrastructure security (cloud and on-prem), OS security (Windows, Linux), cloud security (Identify Access Management/IAM, etc.), Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) security, product/application security, Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC), Cyber Security Incidence Response Team (CSIRT) / Product Security Incidence Response Team (PSIRT), red teaming, security automation, insider threat, and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) (various topics).

Recruiters

Our network of recruiters are there to connect the community to relevant jobs (focused on entry-level positions) and answer related questions.

Get Engaged

Become a Security Pro

At this time we are not accepting new core contributors unless nominated by an existing core contributor. If you'd like to become a security pro in our community, start by joining the community and get engaged today!

Become a Recruiter

If you'd like to post roles in the community please join the community and fill out this form, and someone will get back to you shortly.

Upcoming Events

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Project Spotlight

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